Other Cocktail Recipes

Every year during the holiday season I try and use raw cranberries in a cocktail. And every year, I find that they just don't work. They are too tart, they don't muddle well and really, they just aren't that good. So, every year I instead make some sort of cranberry syrup and use that in [...]

Hello, drinking buddies! After a little bit of a break, I'm back and sharing some variations of my favorite drink right now... The gin and tonic. It's one of the best summer cocktails out there because it takes very little time to make and is always refreshing. But enough with the chatting, let's get to [...]

With peak citrus season ending soon, I figured I'd better share this blood orange cognac cocktail recipe now. If I wait any longer, blood oranges will be gone and that would make us all sad. So before they disappear for another year, let's all stock up and enjoy. When I set out to make this [...]

Playing off one of my favorite classic cocktails, The Last Word, I present to you The Final Kiss. A mezcal last word - a variation of the original, but kinda smoky. And delicious. The classic Last Word cocktail is equal parts gin, maraschino liqueur, Green Chartruese and lime juice. For this mezcal last word, I [...]

In the colder months of the year, berries might not be in season but that doesn't mean we have to stop using these flavors in our drinks. Instead of using fresh berries, jams and jellies work great in cocktails to both sweeten and add delicious berry-goodness. And that my friends, is what we are doing [...]

Bust out that bottle of mezcal again, you're gonna need it for this mezcal meyer lemon cocktail. Instead of being strong and spiritous like the mezcal amaro cocktail, this one is little on the lighter side - but still delicious. The recipe started with a bottle of mezcal and some Meyer lemons that I really needed/wanted to [...]

Only in season for a short amount of time each year, persimmons are one of my favorite winter fruits. When perfectly ripe, I can't resist enjoy them as a snack (or adding them to my cocktails). So, in an effort to preserve the life of these short lived fruits, I decided to try my hand [...]

During apple season, it's only right to make some apple cocktails. And apple pie and apple donuts and apple butter, but that's not what we are talking about right now. Anyway, let's get back to the drinks - and by drinks I mean this cachaca calvados cocktail. Calvados being an apple brandy from the Normandy region [...]

My goal for this cocktail was to use Original Red Tabasco is something other than a Bloody Mary. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I just wanted to do something different. Something that could be considered dessert instead of brunch. I realize that sounds strange, but it works in this campari rum cocktail. Trust [...]

One of the best ways to start creating your own cocktail recipes is to take a classic recipe and tweak it. Take the whiskey sour for example... Replace the simple syrup with a different sweetener (say maple syrup) and add in a little something extra (say Drambuie) and you have a different drink along the same lines of [...]